Distribution EDGEucation
Distribution EDGEucation August 2009
In This Brief
Now is the Time to Sharpen the Saw
Distribution Strategy: Realistic Supplier Relationships
Become Your Customers' Best Option
Adam Fein's Free Midyear Economic Outlook
Download Dr. Adam J. Fein's free report, 2009 Midyear Economic Outlook for Wholesale Distributors (courtesy of IBM), and check out his most recent post on his blog, Distribution Trends.
MyDay Overview & SX.e/TWL 6.0 Release Now Available
SX.e R6.0, Infor's first SOA-ready SX.e version, is now available. If you choose to deploy SOA (Services Oriented Architecture) capabilities, you will have access to a vast array of new solutions planned by Infor which will co-exist with SX.enterprise using Infor's Open SOA technologies.

The first Infor SOA-certified solution available to SX.e users will be Infor's MyDay which is expected to be generally available on Aug 15.

Read the MyDay overview.

Watch for additional opportunities to learn more about R6.0 and Infor SOA offerings.
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With a month of summer remaining, we know some of you are in need of extra beach and pool reading. Check out the below distribution articles. We think they will really resonate and generate some great ideas for moving forward. Enjoy the DE brief, and contact us with any questions.

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Now is the Time to Sharpen the Saw
The Wholesaler's Inventory Management Specialist Jason Bader authored a two part article about the opportunities afforded by a slower business. Take time to think and act strategically to best position yourself for the long term. In Part I, Bader covers inventory accuracy and surplus inventory. In Part II, he moves on to dead and slow moving inventory. Read complete article (Part II).
Distribution Strategy: Realistic Supplier Relationships
"Industrial Distrbution's Boone Mortensen writes a "How to" on avoiding communication issues and misunderstandings with your suppliers. Spoiler alert! In conclusion, he states, "Good supplier relationships are based on mutual respect and a level of trust." Read complete article.
Become Your Customers' Best Option
This one from BusinessWeek is short and sweet, but it makes sense. "Consistency and responsiveness are paramount to becoming the best option." And to borrow a related thought from an article by The Customer Collective, "Stay relevant to your customers!" Read complete article.
Additional Articles
Check out the News Section of www.DistributorsEDGE.com daily to find more distribution centric articles and upcoming events.